The Secretive Office Of Compliance Doesn’t Have Good Answers For Why It’s So Secretive
An office spokesperson cited the part of the law that requires the OOC to publish an annual report as the reason for why the OOC doesn't share other information about how it resolves workplace complaints against members of Congress and others.
Former Congresswoman Who Oversaw Complaints Against Members Says She Didn’t Sign Off On Any Sexual Harassment Settlements
Former Michigan Rep. Candice Miller said she rejected settlement payments for harassment allegations, including one that sounds strikingly similar to the 2016 complaint against Rep. John Conyers.
The Secretive Office In Charge Of Congressional Workplace Complaints Is Dodging Key Questions About How It Operates
More than 400 House and Senate employees have gone to the Office of Compliance with allegations of wrongdoing. The office won’t say how many of those cases led to taxpayer-funded settlements — like the one reached by Rep. John Conyers’ office in 2015.
Another Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers Of Sexual Harassment In Court Filings This Year
A former scheduler for the Democratic congressman said she faced daily harassment from him, in a suit she later abandoned after a court denied her request to keep it sealed. A BuzzFeed News investigation on Monday showed that Conyers had settled a sexual harassment complaint with another former staffer.
Conyers Says He "Vehemently" Denies The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him
And the Ethics Committee said it has launched an investigation, saying it is aware Conyers "may have engaged in sexual harassment of members of his staff, discriminated against certain staff on the basis of age, and used official resources for impermissible personal purposes."